2019 Assumption Parish September 4-H Clover Chatter

This issue contains information on 4-H Events, National 4-H Week, 4-H Camp Catch Phrase Contest, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Family Spook Night, Jr. Leader Social, 4-H Night with the Tigers, Fruits and Veggies---More Matters, and a message from Ms. Margo Castro.

Margo L. Castro -4-H Extension Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

Important Dates:

  • September – 4-H Club meetings as per schedule
  • September 2 – Labor Day Office Holiday
  • September 24 – Jr. Leader Social 6:00 PM at 4-H Office
  • October 5 – 4-H Night with the Tigers

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will be observed October 6-12, 2019.

You are encouraged to plan and carry out special activities to celebrate National 4-H Week. More than 6 million people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week. During National 4-H Week, 4-H will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

It’s Time for 4-H Camp 2020 Catch Phrase! Theme Contest!

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp and Lost Camp?

Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in 7 words or less. Illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt, and the winner will receive a monetary award.

Think fast – the deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2019!

Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
  • Parish/4-H Club
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone number

Winners will be selected by a committee of Agents and Camp Staff. The winner will be notified after selection in order for an official artist release so the winning entry can be used on summer camp and promotional materials and t-shirts.

Deadline for receipt of 4-H Summer Camp and Lost Camp entries is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together. Please make sure to indicate which entries are for 4-H Summer Camp and Lost Camp.

Mail all entries to the following address:

Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center
3000 Hwy. 8
Pollock, LA 71467

Thank you for your participation and good luck!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

This contest will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the 4-H facility.

Registration will be held all day from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All pumpkins must be registered for 6:00 p.m.

Doors will be closed at 6:00 p.m. and not open for late registrations.

This contest will be open to all 4-H’ers.

Real Pumpkins Must Be Used!

The categories are:

1) Funniest (humorous, amusing, causes laughter, etc.)

2) Prettiest/Cutest (nice looking, attractive, beautiful, etc.)

3) Scariest (fright, shock, alarming, etc.)

4) Unusual (odd, strange, rare, etc.)

5) Creative (imaginative, innovative, artistic, etc.)

6) Carved (engraved, cut, etc.)

Awards will be given to: Division winners per category and Overall Pumpkin.

Ribbons will be awarded to Blue, Red and White placing in each category:

  • Division I - 4th grade
  • Division II - 5th and 6th grade
  • Division III - 7th and 8th grade
  • Division IV - High School

Family Spook Night – Everyone’s invited

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the 4-H AgCenter Facility

(119 Robin Street, Napoleonville) 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $1.00 and we ask that everyone bring a bag of candy for trick or treating.

Spook night will consist of games, prizes, concessions, and more. Bring your trick or treat bags because there will be trick or treating at the close of Spook Night.

Family Spook Night is not just for 4-H’ers so bring a friend and enjoy the fun!

Parents come out and enjoy the night off. We will have drinks, hot dogs, hamburgers,

and nachos & cheese for sale.

Jr. Leader Social

Calling All 8th – 12th Graders!

You are invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Social

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H Office

Assumption Parish 4-H is organizing the 2019-20 Jr. Leader Club. This club is open to 4-H members in grades 8th-12th.

The objective of the Jr. Leader Club is to help others and 4-H members with parish activities, camps, contests and community development.

We are encouraging previous members to bring a friend or friends who are not a member to join.

Dues are $10 which will include your community service project for September.

This fee can only be paid to the 4-H office.

LSU 4-H Night with the Tigers

LSU VS Utah State – October 5, 2019 – Time TBA

All 4-H members, parents, volunteers, supporters, and alumni are invited to Tiger Stadium for 4-H Day.

Tickets range from $12 to $35 (inclusive of all fees and charges).

4-H will receive block seating that way you can experience the excitement together!

When you purchase, you’ll receive your very own referral link to share with your friends and family. Anyone that buys from your link will automatically be seated with you, if purchased by September 29th.

All fans will receive their tickets via email, 24 hours before the event.

Link to purchase tickets:


Fruits and Veggies - More Matters

Fruits and vegetables provide nutrients that help us grow and stay healthy. According to MyPlate, we should make half of our plate fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables every day as part of a healthy diet may lower the chances of heart disease (including heart attack and stroke), certain types of cancers, obesity and diabetes (including Type 2 diabetes).

Fruits and vegetables are low in fat and calories, cholesterol-free, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and a good source of fiber. They provide vitamins and minerals necessary for health and maintenance of your body. Some of these include:

  • Vitamin A helps with night vision, bone growth, skin development and fights disease.
  • Vitamin C helps the body heal, fight infections and absorb iron.
  • Calcium promotes strong bones and healthy teeth.
  • Iron needed by the blood to carry oxygen throughout the body.
  • Potassium helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  • Fiber helps your digestive system work properly (important for proper bowel function and reduces constipation) and provides a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.

Vegetables and fruits are available in many different forms and can be eaten in many ways; fresh, frozen, cooked, canned or dried/dehydrated. There is a wide selection available year round depending on where you live. It is better to eat fruits and vegetables instead of drinking fruit or vegetable juice. You should eat a variety of vegetables and fruits by choosing different colors each day and remember to make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

Vegetables and Fruits: The More You Know, the Healthier You Grow

Robin B. Landry, Area Nutrition Agent
Assumption Parish, LSU AgCenter

Message from Margo Castro, Assumption Parish 4-H Agent

Dear Parents, Members and Leaders,

I am looking forward to another great year in 4-H. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun never ends.

Margo L. Castro
Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development

2019-20 4-H Calendar of Events


Club Meetings as per schedule

2 Labor Day Holiday (School and 4-H Office)

24 Jr. Leader Social, 6:00 p.m., 4-H Office


Club Meetings as per schedule

5 4-H Night with the Tigers

6-12 National 4-H Week

8-9 Fall Break (School)

17 Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 4-H Office

17 Spook Night, 4-H Office

18 4-H Dues and Enrollment Cards Due

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


Club Meetings as per schedule

9 Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry & Sweet Potato Cookery, 4-H Office

15 Recycled Art Contest Items Due

20-21 Challenge Camp

25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (School)

28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


Club Meetings as per schedule

7 Seafood, Rice, and Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office

7 Pet Show, 4-H Office

11 Ag Career Day

18 Beef Poster Due

20-Jan. 3 Christmas Holidays (School)

24-Jan. 1 Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


Club meetings as per schedule

17 Dairy Poster Due

20 Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)

21 Duct Tape Contest Items Due

24-26 Fashion Camp

25 Parish Livestock Show

30-Feb 1 District Livestock Show

TBA Honey Bee Essay Contest Due

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


No Club Meetings

8-15 State Livestock Show

14 Character Education Posters Due

24-26 Mardi Gras Holiday (School)

25 Mardi Gras Holiday (4-H Office)

28 4-H Night with the Pelicans

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


Club Meetings as per schedule

Demonstration Days-at Club Meetings

7 State Rabbit Show

13-15 Jr. Leadership Conference

17-22 Southern Regional Shooting Sports Match (West Baton Rouge)

26-27 Ag Day

27 Sew with Cotton Garments Due

TBA Food & Fitness Camp

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


No Club Meetings

10 Easter Holiday (4-H Office)

10-17 Easter Holiday (School)

14-19 State Shooting Sports Match

20 Project/Record Books/Activity Guides Due

TBA 4-H Area Cookery

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


Club Meetings as per schedule

TBA 4-H Awards Banquet

TBA 4-H Day at the Capitol

TBA Garden Contest Entries Due

TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office


23-26 4-H University

30-July 2 District Horse Show


3 Holiday (4-H Office)

26-29 Lost Camp


TBA 4-H Camp, Camp Grant Walker

TBA Jr. Leader Awards Trip

TBA State Horse Show

*TBA – To Be Announced

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of our activities, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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